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1951 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6658, 86658, 6692, 86692, 96692

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,802,102
Proofs: 57,500

Designer: John R. Sinnock, the reverse adapted from a design by John Frederick Lewis

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) centered above the bell on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8564, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6394, not illustrated, sold for $425.50

PCGS Proof-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8563, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

NGC Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6395, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

NGC Proof-65, Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6119, not illustrated, not sold

ANACS Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1811 Not Sold

ANACS Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1530, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-66, Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6104, not illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1812 sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8538, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 239, illustrated, not sold  From the Great Lakes Collection

NGC MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6340, not illustrated, sold for $143.75

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1770 @$63.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1771 @$69.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1907, not illustrated, sold for $30.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 27 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 55 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service